Although it's the ideal departure point for the Route des Grands Crus along the Côte de Nuits, it's hard to tear yourself away from the capital of the ancient Duchy of Burgundy. Shops and gardens, terraces, museums, historic buildings... Dijon is first and foremost a “beautiful city”.
In Roman times Dijon was a crossroads between northern Europe and the Mediterranean.
In the 14th century it was here that the Valois Dukes of Burgundy founded one of the most brilliant courts in Europe. Dijon then became seat of the order of the Golden Fleece.
From the Renaissance, the townhouses of Nobles of the Robe reshaped this “city of a hundred towers”.
Dijon's pedestrian streets wind between medieval houses, churches and Renaissance townhouses. The place de la Libération, created by Hardouin-Mansart, is one of the loveliest squares in France. In summer, its sunny café terraces are perfect for an urban break...
Take a walk! The 'Parcours de la chouette' is a walking route, taking in 22 places of interest in the conservation area. Thrill seekers can do it on a Segway but... keep your balance!
Historic buildings, museums or panoramic views... Do them all!
On the slopes of the old “Côte Dijonnaise" appellation good food and wine are celebrated. Wine festivals, International Food Fair (Table de Lucullus)... Book a gourmet meal at one of three Michelin starred restaurants: le Pré aux Clercs, l'Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge or Stéphane Derbord. Not forgetting the many wine bars where you can enjoy wines from local cellars.
The Tourist Information office can tell you all about the city and recommend tours, for which it serves as an ideal starting point.
April to September:
- Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 6.30pm
- Sundays and bank holidays: 10am to 6pm
October to March:
- Monday to Saturday: 9.30am to 1pm & 2-6pm
- Sundays and bank holidays: 10am to 4pm
|Saison Musicale des Visites-Concerts avec Musicancy|
|From 01/04/2013 to 03/11/2013|
|Théâtre en mai|
|From 17/05/2013 to 26/05/2013|
|Coupes Moto Légende|
|From 01/06/2013 to 02/06/2013|
|Une spiritualité au féminin|
|From 20/03/2013 to 30/12/2013|
|Festival du Mot|
|From 29/05/2013 to 02/06/2013|